Executive Director Search for Heart Gallery of Broward County

TITLE: Executive Director 

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors 

Heart Gallery of Broward is seeking a dynamic leader with a passion and commitment to fulfilling our mission to creatively promote the adoption of foster care children in Broward County. We are one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country. Locally established in October of 2006, we will not stop until every child in our foster care system finds an adoptive home. 

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to incite change and promote growth for the organization. Working alongside our dedicated Board of Directors, you will be empowered to lead Heart Gallery of Broward into the creation of our upcoming strategic plan as we look at our ongoing impact in the community. 


The Executive Director is the key management leader of Heart Gallery of Broward. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. 


1) Board Governance: Works with the board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission. 

  • Responsible for leading Heart Gallery of Broward in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions. 

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. 

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support Heart Gallery of Broward’s mission.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Heart Gallery of Broward, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. 
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. 

3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach. 

  • Responsible for implementation of Heart Gallery of Broward’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission. 
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Heart Gallery of Broward can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future. 
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Heart Gallery of Broward’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professionals, civic and private organizations. 

4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate. 

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff. 
  • Responsible effective administration of Heart Gallery of Broward’s operations. 
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization. 


  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Supervise, collaborate with organization staff. 
  • Strategic planning and implementation. 
  • Planning and operation of annual budget. 
  • Serve as Heart Gallery of Broward’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Heart Gallery of Broward’s Mission.
  • Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues. 
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts. 
  • Oversee organization Board and committee meetings. 
  • Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit. 
  • Review and approve contracts for services. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


  • A bachelor’s degree. 
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership. 
  • Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience. 
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors. 
  • High-level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community. 
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff. 
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results. 
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community. 
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers. 
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. 
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong public speaking ability. 
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy. 

Interested candidates send resumes to hello@thrivewithcloud9.com